A lighthearted, entertaining trip down Memory Lane (Kirkus Reviews), Dont Make Me Pull Over! offers a nostalgic look at the golden age of family road tripsbefore portable DVD players, smartphones, and Google Maps.The birth of Americas first interstate highways in the 1950s hit the gas pedal on the road trip phenomenon and families were soon streamingsans seatbelts!to a range of sometimes stirring, sometimes wacky locations. In the days before cheap air travel, families didnt so much take vacations as survive them. Between home and destination lay thousands of miles and dozens of annoyances, and with his family Richard Ratay experienced all of themfrom being crowded into the backseat with noogie-happy older brothers, to picking out a souvenir only to find that a better one might have been had at the next attraction, to dealing with a dad who didnt believe in bathroom breaks.Now, decades later, Ratay offers an amiable guidefun and informative (New York Newsday) that goes down like a cold...
|Title||:||Don't Make Me Pull Over!: An Informal History of the Family Road Trip|
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Don't Make Me Pull Over!: An Informal History of the Family Road Trip Reviews
For people of a certain age, ahem, who took family vacations, this is a fun read I’d recommend.
Although far from great literature, I really enjoyed this book as it brought up so many fond (or fond from a distance) memories of all our great family road trips in the 70s. The Golden Age of American road trips, apparently.
Wonderful history of American travel, not just family road trips. As one reads, memories good and bad will come to every reader. Even though long road trips have gone out of fashion, we continued to take them with our kids, even today as they are adults. They are a special bonding for families and never fail to give a good travel story or adventure, that faster plane travel cannot provide. Part non fiction and part memoir. Recommend to those who enjoy travelouges and fond memories.
Fun read. Ratay brings up memories of my own growing up years and details the history of travel in the 70's and 80's told in a fun style.
Fun book about the postwar years when families took to the roads for vacation. A bit of history before that, on the evolution of US car travel, and then up to how air deregulation ended the driving vacation. Nice nostalgia for those of us in those generations.
I would give this a star less if you are not someone of my age (plus or minus ten years of fifty), less for those outside that window, especially those who are under forty as you just won't relate as much, and that's most of the charm. Also, you'll relate to this most if your family travels were in the eastern half of the United States.
Ratay combines a memoir of his family vacations from that time period (think A Christmas Story goes on vacation and you'll have it about right) and lots of facts ...more
“Don’t Make Me Pull Over” by Richard Ratay, published by Scribner.
Category – Travel/Comedy Publication Date – July 03, 2018.
Remember the family vacation where the family was packed into the car and the fun began. This book tells the story that most of us have lived through, either as children or parents.
Watch out for the noogie!
This was a time before cell phones, hand computers, GPS, and in care movies. Mom kept everyone contained, well for the most part, by playing silly games. How about the li ...more
Part history, part memoir, this book was a fun and nostalgic read.
This book made me think of all the road trips we took growing up. Hilarious and nostalgic and a little educational, I really enjoyed this book.